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Old 04-05-2021, 08:21 PM   #1
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If You Passed on Today, What Would Google Say?

I just now googled me, once again out of curiosity. I've done it a few times in the past. My name is similar to others, but I have been able to screen the results to me in particular.

Dang! I am pretty happy with the results. They kinda condense my life, and it's all good.

I prefer those google results on the Internet as my legacy instead of a gravestone somewhere that few would ever visit.

What about you? Have you ever googled your life?
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:31 PM   #2
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Nothing at all actually, which is how I prefer it. It has lots of stuff about others with my same name. Perfect!
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:36 PM   #4
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Google knows very little about me, that I can find anyway....
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:41 PM   #5
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My name is unique (enough) that it showed up on top for LinkedIn and FB. It also showed up with my previous address in California, but I'm evidently 21 years old!
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:48 PM   #6
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I did it once a few years ago and there was very little information.

But, to my surprise, Google did pull up a newspaper article from 20+ years ago when I testified at a city council meeting about some issue in our neighborhood.
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:24 PM   #7
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Well, I wish there was nothing but that wasn't the case.
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Old 04-05-2021, 10:24 PM   #8
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Nothing at all actually, which is how I prefer it. It has lots of stuff about others with my same name. Perfect!
I share a name with two fairly well-known people. Last time I checked, I didn't appear in the first 200 Google hits on my name alone.
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Old 04-05-2021, 11:11 PM   #9
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I share a name with two fairly well-known people. Last time I checked, I didn't appear in the first 200 Google hits on my name alone.
That's about it for me too. My name is similar to a pop star, and any search made using my name gets defaulted to the other person. I'm good with that.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:08 AM   #10
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I try my best to be inexistant as far as Google is concerned. But a few published papers I authored 20 years ago still pop up.
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I share my name with an actress of the 1930's.

The only hits that come up when I google my name are about her, which suits me just fine.
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2 other people come up, but not me which is fine with me.
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:46 AM   #13
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Since I did a lot of presentations at tech conferences, published white papers and contributed to tech manuals, that is predominantly what tends to show up.

Since DW is a published author and has (undeservedly) acknowledged me in the articles she has done, it shows up as well.

In general, the internet search results prevents a much more positive picture of me than I deserve .
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I just checked; not much, and not surprising: Old [running] race results, Bridge tournament results, old LinkedIn, and a video of me for a local politician from 12 years ago.
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I enter a couple of photo shows per year. And belong to wildlife and bird photo groups on FB. So a lot of my photos come up on google. Also grade school basketball game where I scored 2 pts. Something that I'm not very proud of.
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Google provides a link to my Facebook page but that's it. I can't imagine why I would want it to say anything more.
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Since I share a name with a famous Nobel laureate, I am well protected against casual google searches.
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Not sure about Google, but I know what Bones/Dr. McCoy would say.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:55 AM   #19
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I was quite amazed when I googled myself. I am very prominently displayed as:





I can now rest peacefully.
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I would be stone cold dead.

Well past caring about Google or anything else.
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